The Shell Edging Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #229

How to Crochet the Shell Edging

About this Stitch Pattern

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the shell edging stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate shell pattern. The shell edging stitch would be great for all of your edging projects!

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 4 + 1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiples of 4 + 1

  • Row 1: (Right Side): 1sc, *skip 1 st, 5dc into next st, skip 1 st, 1sc into next st; rep from *.

Repeat row 1 until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Example of the Shell Edging. (Reversible)
Example of the Shell Edging. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

Stitch Pattern Characteristics